Re: RARA-AVIS: September: Kent Harrington!

From: Stewart Wilson (
Date: 02 Jun 2005

Dengue may be bad, but bleeding from the eyes is not a symptom. I do remember the protagonist in DIA having Dengue, and I remember him bleeding from the eyes. I also remember the pederast doctor warning the protagonist about bleeding from the eyes as a symptom of Dengue (I am sure the doctor character was supposed to be incompetent.) In any case, the protagonist was clearly a direct analogue for Christ in his final days, and bleeding from the eyes was just a figurative part of his trial. It seems ridiculous to me to discuss the causality of the eye bleeding as a simple symptom of a viral infection. If you insist on a direct cause, then I vote for the horse amphetamines.


Michael Robison wrote:
> William Denton wrote <snipped>:

> Kent Harrington is the author of a few books,
> including DARK RIDE (1996), DIA DE LOS MUERTOS (1997),
> which you should read if you haven't--it's the one
> that gets mentioned now and then on the list for its
> scene of the guy so revved up on horse amphetamines
> that his eyes bleed--and RED JUNGLE (2005), which just
> came out at the start of the year and has had very
> good reviews. I thought it was great.
> **************

> And what's this? The protagonist in the Spanish title
> was bleeding from his eyes because of horse
> amphetamines? I thought it was from the dengue fever.

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